Natasha Sweatte began her love for writing at a young age and has always been intrigued by everyday events. Everyone has a story; it is amazing how simply sharing one can impact others. It is a powerful feeling to be able to relate to someone, or even reach out and help, even if you do not know them. Helping people is one aspect that attracted Natasha to the news industry. Many times, the media is the first source people turn to when in need; whether it is an issue that needs to be resolved, when disaster strikes, or a lesson to be learned from an everyday mistake.
Natasha quickly learned this firsthand when covering the Rice Canyon wildfires in 2007 while working as a Reporter for KZSW-TV, based out of Temecula, California. She was truly touched when she met people who lost everything and were simply grateful to be near those they loved.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Natasha moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 2009 to work at the ABC affiliate, then KIMO, which changed to KYUR-TV, when ownership changed. As a Reporter, Natasha covered then Governor Sarah Palin resigning as governor, flew to Mt. Redoubt to assess volcanic activity and even had the chance to interview local mushers, who competed in the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. Natasha became the 10 p.m. anchor and produced various health segments each week. She also took the trip to Iliamna to see the area of Bristol Bay where a proposed mine has created much controversy on both sides of the aisle.
In addition to health, politics is something that Natasha is very passionate about. After being moved up as News Director, she co-hosted "Alaska's Political Insider" and "News and Views" Monday through Friday.
You can catch Natasha anchoring Sunday nights at 10 and reporting throughout the week.
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